I would recommend checking out your local community colleges or a local photography/camera club.
The club might not be a great place for a beginner but might provide some good learning opportunities.
Also you can get some good books as well. Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Aperture" and "learning to see creatively" are good ones that I can recommend.
Also, this is a great forum to hang out and not only learn from fellow members but also to get them to help you. Just post your pics and ask for opinions/help and you'll find some very helpful tips. I also hang out on www.dyxum.com
which is a great forum as well.